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Place your modem in your home hub

Households are busy with online activity. Whether it’s schoolwork, video calls, streaming or gaming, you’ll want to ensure you have a good wifi set up so each of those devices can get reliable, fast internet at peak usage times. Where you place your modem can have a big impact on your wifi performance. Here are some key pointers to consider:

1. Your home hub location

Place your modem where the most online activity occurs in your home, typically the living area where family members gather, stream content and work. The closer you are to it, the better your wifi signal will be.

2. Elevate your modem

Raise your modem off the floor by putting it on a shelf or table. This helps improve signal coverage as wifi signals tend to radiate outward and downward from the modem.

3. Clear obstructions

As best you can, avoid obstructions like walls, furniture, and large appliances that can block or interfere with the wifi signal. A good rule of thumb is if you can see your modem, your wifi performance should be at its best.

More wifi optimisation tips

In addition to the modem placement, there are other ways to improve your wifi coverage and internet experience including plugging in data hungry devices and purchasing a mesh system.